Michael is the younger son of a middle-class family, a strong-willed and free-thinking fellow, who is off in some distant country fighting for a revolutionary cause. Everyone in the family writes to him, describing the events of their lives, as they drift into a kind of conventionality which would perhaps have horrified them earlier. Only Michael’s girlfriend Mara, the mother of his child, retains her independence, even though it is through the help of Michael’s increasingly conventional friends and family that she survives.
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Victoria and Constance are the precocious daughters of big-city businessman Tom Peabody, long separated from his girls, who’ve been raised in the country, the widowed Peabody brings them to live with him in New York. Hopelessly out of step with her new “hep” friends, Victoria is introduced to the pleasures of swing music by brash Manhattanite Ricky. Meanwhile, the girls try to expedite the romance between their father and pretty secretary Edie Ives.
Talented youngster Pat Donahue Jr. is working in the Berkshires. He learns of a great part in New York City and auditions. But after winning the role he finds out it was originally intended for his father Patrick. The son is reluctant to do what’s right.
‘The Cardinal and the Corpse’ (or ‘A Funny Night Out’) marks the beginning of Petit’s loose partnership with writer Iain Sinclair. There’s a nod towards narrative here involving a book-search launched by graphic novelist Alan Moore and a dealer (the dapper but barking Driffield), but it’s little more than an excuse to showcase a number of authors and other miscreants.
This movie takes place in post-war Japan, where Peg Blain and daughter Debby join Peg’s commanding-officer husband Jack. After the local Japanese wives see how independent and self-reliant Peg and Debby are, they demand to have the same respect, rights and privileges as them. At a military Christmas party, the situation gets brought up and resolved.
After a practical joke leading to a libel action a reporter sets out to investigate a criminal’s past and finds more than he bargained for.
Guilty paranoia in a gritty 1950’s industrial town. An accountant, living a repressed life, becomes so obsessed with the person who is stealing his morning milk that he commits an act of irrational violence. His beautiful wife, meanwhile, is making plans of her own.
This Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The government’s solution is to utterly destroy the town rather than allow the rebellion to spread. Letters from Marusia was adapted from a novel by Patricio Manns, which in turn was based on eyewitness accounts of the 1907 massacre.